In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a 24-year-old Muslim man was lynched to death by the Hindu extremists in Rajouri district of Jammu region.
Aijaz Dar, a resident of the Thanamandi area of Rajouri district, was attacked and killed on Tuesday night by the Hindu extremists near Muradpur area of the district when he was returning home after buying a buffalo.
Dar, who was injured in the attack, succumbed to his injuries at Government Medical College Jammu while two others accompanying him escaped without any major injury.
As per locals in the area, the attack was carried out by cow vigilantes who have been active in the area for a long time now.
Dar, the sole brother to his three sisters, with paralyzed father, was the only bread earner in the family.
Social activist and spokesperson of Gujjar Bakarwal Youth Welfare Conference (JKGBYC), Guftar Choudhary, said that after protests, police registered an FIR under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.
He demanded death penalty for the murderers of Aijaz Dar.
“Murderer of Aijaz Dar should get death penalty.
Only bread earner of a poor family killed by goons last night in Rajouri. How many families will become victim of Lynching,” Choudhary tweeted.
In another tweet, he said, “Brother of three sisters, father is paralysed, young Aijaz Dar was killed last night while he was going back home with a Buffalo. Who will take care of his family now?”
Meanwhile, an activist based in Poonch, Saima Chowdhary, while taking to her Twitter handle said, “Lynching of Muslims is a reproduction of supremacy.
Ajaz Dar, from Rajouri and the only breadwinner of the family was brutally beaten to death by communal murderers while he was taking a buffalo to his home. Another family lost its only beloved son to this new norm in India (SIC).”—KMS